gonorrhea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gonorrhea a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gonorrhea In pathol., a. specific, contagious, muco-purulent inflammation of the male urethra or the female vagina and urethra. It may also be communicated to the conjunctival and rectal mucous membranes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gonorrhea gon-or-rē′a a specific contagious inflammatory discharge of mucus from the membrane of the urethra or vagina.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. gonorrhoiagonos, seed, rheein, to flow.

Usage

In literature:

Unfortunately, this poor woman was infected with gonorrhea after the attempted assault.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In the same manner do those sacrifice who have had the gonorrhea.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
Gonorrhea and the gonorrhea microbe, 33-39, 100, 146, 199.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
Of 266 examined for gonorrhea, 92.1 per cent showed its presence.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
Gonorrhea of the mucous surface of the head of the penis.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Gonorrhea, sterilizing influence of, 78.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
They are the plagues of Syphilis and Gonorrhea.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
There are three venereal diseases: gonorrhea, syphilis and chancroid.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
A cured case of gonorrhea does not mean immunity from further attacks.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
It is mostly gonorrhea or some other inflammation of the urethra, or injured testicle.
"Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated" by Max Birnbaum
Among these are gonorrhea, pneumonia, scarlet fever, blood poisoning, diphtheria, etc.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
In women the results of gonorrhea are, if possible, still worse than in men, because it is more difficult to cure.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
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In news:

ATLANTA — A new government report on sexually spread diseases shows gonorrhea in the United States has dipped to the lowest rate ever recorded.
Incurable gonorrhea may be next superbug.
Sex Infection Gonorrhea Risks Becoming 'Superbug'.
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea risks becoming a drug-resistant "superbug" if doctors do not devise new ways of treating it, a leading sexual health expert said.
Gonorrhea cases spike in Alaska.
Alaska's reported gonorrhea cases jumped 69 percent last year, prompting state health officials to issue warnings for how to detect and control the disease.
Common Gonorrhea Drugs Don't Work.
Penicillin-resistant gonorrhea more than doubled from 1988 to 1989 and its treatment will require more expensive drugs, Federal researchers say.
Wichita County gonorrhea cases rise.
Gonorrhea just got a little more painful to treat -- but at least it's still treatable.
Incurable gonorrhea may be next superbug.
(CBS) If granny gets gonorrhea or gramps gets sick with syphilis, who should foot the bill to test them.
It is seen most commonly with gonorrhea (although it is unusual even in this disease), where it is accompanied by a fever and, usually, a rash.
Unusual partnership targets chlamydia and gonorrhea in Los Angeles County, which has one of the highest rates in the nation, especially in Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' district.
Plus, they talk about prevention and treatment of the top three STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.
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In science:

Tuberculosis and gonorrhea are two much-studied examples.
The structure and function of complex networks
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